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For sure, whichever Canon flash I use as my PocketWizard remote I enable the custom function to prevent it from going into sleep mode.
However, after talking with the folks at PocketWizard they said that Canon flashes emit high enough electromagnetic interference that it sometimes messes up the range of the PocketWizards. They recommended I use an extension cord between the flash and PW to create further distance between them.
I don't know if Nikon flashes for instance have this problem.
Deb Brundage wrote:
I don't have experience with the PWs, but even with my cheap radio triggers, I find it's the 580EXII that fails before the triggers -- ie I'll use it with my Vivitar 285 and my 580 EXII and the Vivitar fires without fail, while the 580 sometimes doesn't. And if you leave the 580 on for too long without firing it, it goes on standby -- did you check that at all? I need to change that on mine. It's some kind of Cn on it, but I haven't gotten around to changing it. I get the idea that...Show more →